Day one, Buena Vista. Day two, Cottonwood Lake. We meant to camp up there, but when we pulled up it was a more formal campground than we wanted. We wanted some seclusion and don’t love camping on concrete slabs close to our neighbors. We’ll have plenty of time for that when we have kiddos. For now, we prefer some privacy away from other campsites.
Plus, there were such strong winds, we weren’t going to be able to take our our new kayaks (thanks, Sports Authority, for that employee discount!). So, we stopped. We took pictures. We ate peanut butter and jelly sammies and then we cruised on to our next spot – the tried and true Twin Lakes!
Mixie gets car sick. A lot. You see that dripping nose in her close-up? She was probably about to puke. Like she did 5 miles after we left our house the day before. And then 45 minutes after that. And then 30 minutes before we got to our first destination. We had a lot of puke on day one of the trip. Because that’s the best way to start off five days without access to a shower.
We figured out the trick to keeping her vomit free on day 2: if we can get her to look out the window, have fresh air in her face and hold her super tight so she isn’t unsteady in the car around turns… she might not puke. Good thing I love having a 40 pound dog on my lap snuggling for 3 hours. 🙂 The Mixie Monster is the best pup in the whole world. She loves camping, being off the leash, exploring with us, and chasing bugs.
Day 2 of our 5 day adventure was a success! Day 3… we ran into some challenges. But more on that to come.
If you missed day 1 (Buena Vista), swing back over to catch up!
Want to see more of the majestic Twin Lakes? Stop by my post showcasing a long holiday weekend celebrating this amazing country.